Joan Hutton is a performer, music educator and composer residing in Minneapolis, MN. The Joan Hutton Jazz Project was created in 2017 as an ensemble to showcase her original jazz compositions, as well as compositions by other members of the group. The group consists of Joan Hutton on tenor and alto saxophones and bass clarinet, David Milne on soprano saxophone and flutes, Jesse Mueller on keyboards, Joan Griffith on bass, and Jendeen Forberg on drums. The group’s first engagement was an hour-long interview and in-studio performance on Joan Griffith’s “Talking About Jazz” program on 88.5 KBEM FM. Click on Listen to hear excerpts from that show.
Joan was featured this past May on “Twin Cities Weekend” on KBEM FM, with a short interview promoting her jazz project. Listen here: https://beta.prx.org/stories/213578
Joan Hutton also is a member of the ANCIA Saxophone Quartet and the jazz-funk group Rare Medium. She has a large studio of private clarinet and saxophone students around the Twin Cities region and is the saxophone instructor at Augsburg College.
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